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28 September 2021



28 September 2021

City Women’s manager Chris Hames was proud of his side, following their 1-0 win over Leeds United Women in the FA Women’s National League North.

Sophie Hawkins netted the only goal of the game in the first half, as the Bantams beat off their local rivals under the lights at the Utilita Energy Stadium.

Hames insisted he is pleased with how his side is progressing, and praised the players on their performance.

He said: “We are progressing as a team. We know where we were, we know where we were trying to get to and this is just part of that journey.

“To be able to just pick up wins and pick up a clean sheet despite who we were playing against and how much they dominated the ball shows we have done really well to continue what we were trying to achieve.

“It is all about the progression and where we are trying to get to. We know what we want to be, which is a team that dominates those games.”

Hames enjoyed his side having the opportunity to play at the Utilita Energy Stadium, and was flattered by the atmosphere created by the 540 supporters in attendance. 

He feels his players will take great experiencxe from this occasion, and was thankful for the opportunity. 

Hames added: “I am proud of how we adapted to the occasion.

“It is amazing playing in these stadiums, but when it is a change as well, it becomes a bit of a cup game. Overall, I am delighted with how we reacted.

“There were 540 fans, but it felt like double. The band was amazing, it felt so good to have that behind us and it definitely gave us a lift in those final five minutes where we were under the cosh.

“It feels brilliant but, again, it is a continuation of everything the club has given us so far - since it fully pulled us in - and I am delighted to be here.”

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